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Nathan W.

New Orleans, LA, USA

19 reviews

$800 - $1500 / Day

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About Nathan

I am an award winning documentary filmmaker based in the American South who has produced, directed, shot, and edited documentaries for msnbc, Participant Media, Vice, PBS, and CNBC. I am passionate about telling character driven documentaries that help put larger issues into perspective. I primarily work as a crew of one allowing me to build a deep sense of trust between myself and the subject.

Top Reviews

  • February 2020

    Nathan was a true pleasure to work with. He was responsive, communicative, and willing to tackle any task to complete this project on deadline. He even went out of his way to get broll so that we could include timely footage from the 2020 Mardi Gras parades for this piece on King Cake in New Orleans. I definitely recommend working with him for future projects!

    - Taryn from Business Insider

  • March 2021

    This was a challenging project and Nathan did an excellent job collecting enough outstanding material during that production phase that we were able to work through a complex post-production process. He took feedback well and was eager to produce a story that fit our brand and our vision. The final version was exactly what we had in mind.

    - Matthew from NBCLX

  • March 2018

    Wow. Nathan took a very sensitive shoot and covered everything we needed to make a complete, unbiased piece. We look forward to the opportunity to work with Nathan again!

    - Vanessa from 60 Second Docs

Top Services

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    15 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    9 reviews
  • Video Editor - Documentary

    1 review

Top Projects

  • From $29K to $89K - CNBC's "On The Job"

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Mark Jones is owner and pool tech at Blue Street Pools and he expects to bring in between $89,000 and $100,000 this year. After cycling through jobs at Apple, Enterprise, Uber, and Lyft, he decided to take control of his income and start his own business. He now manages 40 pools weekly in New Orleans, LA and runs a pool cleaning TikTok account with over 1.5 million followers.

    Produced for CNBC Digital Video on Storyhunter

    May 2021

  • Treating the Trauma of Adoption

    • Documentary DP
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Production Company

    We often see adoption on our social media feeds in the most glowing light — with loving adoptive parents and happy children celebrating their new family. Less often do we focus on the trauma that adoptees experience, nor do we see the difficult journey of adoptive parents. NBCLX contributor Nathan Willis explores how the trauma of adoption is treated.

    Produced for NBCLX on Storyhunter

    March 2021

  • New Orleans Black Riders

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    A short documentary about the black horseback riding community of New Orleans.

    Produced for Hearst Television on Storyhunter

    December 2020

  • The Coach Who Never Punts

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP

    Kevin Kelley is the head football coach of Pulaski Academy, a private high school in the suburbs of Little Rock. Kelley is known as a coach who thinks outside of the box. He never punts and almost always kicks onside. This year Kelley is trying out a new strategy, he has spent hours studying statistics and plans to build his playbook around big plays that will gain him 20 yards+ per play.

    Produced for NBCUniversal on Storyhunter

    October 2015

  • NOLA Mini-Doc: Veteran Medics Become Civilian Medics

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP

    Produced for TakePart on Storyhunter

    August 2015



  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer
  • Sliders

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